Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Tuesday, January 14

Jan 12: Respiratory wards in Wuhan start to reach capacity. 

Jan 13: Thailand reports its first case of the novel coronavirus.

Jan 14: WHO tweets that Chinese authorities have found no evidence of human to human spread. The Wuhan Municipal Health Committee states that they have not found evidence of human to human transmission, but it cannot be ruled out. This is repeated by the head of the WHO’s emerging diseases unit.  The Democratic Presidential Primary Debate happens. *

Los Angeles Times. 2020 Democratic Debate Highlights, January 14, 2020.

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World Health Organization, “Novel Coronavirus — China,” January 12, 2020,
ECDC. “Update: Cluster of Pneumonia Cases Associated with Novel Coronavirus – Wuhan, China – 2019.” European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, January 14, 2020., Non-stop international flights from Wuhan, China in January, 2020,
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* Timeline summaries at the top of the page come from a variety of sources:, including The American Journal of Managed Care COVID-19 Timeline (, the Just Security Group at the NYU School of Law (, the “10 Things,” daily entries from The Week (, as well as a variety of newspapers and television programs.